Upcoming Rides:

*overnight ride* Saturday-Sunday, May 9-10
29th annual Georgetown Lake Loop (110 mi.)
Starting in Deer Lodge, we'll ride to Anaconda and up to Georgetown Lake. Riding down into Philipsburg, where we spend the night, we'll explore the candy store and other funky shops before dinner. Sunday we'll complete the loop through Drummond. $10 deposit required for sign up. Julie Huck, msbicycle@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 9, 10:30am
The Lake County De-Velo-pment (40 mi.)
Carpool from McCormick Park at 9:00am for a 10:30am start at Ronan High School. Ride Round Butte Road to Back Road then northward towards Polson. Back Road intersects Kerr Dam Road south of Polson. Continue on Kerr Dam Road and eventually come to 7th Ave West. Lunch at Fiesta En Jalisco. Following lunch return to 7th Ave and ride eastward to where it meets the bike trail. Return to Ronan on the trail along 93.

Sunday, May 10, 10:00am
Clark Fork Frontage Ride (54 mi.)
Meet at the Tarkio I90 exit at 10:00am. Ride the frontage road from Tarkio to St. Regis for lunch. Bring snacks and a picnic lunch.


45th Annual Tour of the Swan River Valley  

TOSRV West . May 30 - 31, 2015 

   

 Montana's Bicycle Touring Classic . 200 Cyclists

 Sponsored by: Missoulians On Bicycles 

The Tour of the Swan River Valley West (TOSRV West) is a two-day, 226 mile, challenging bicycle tour through western Montana's most scenic areas. It was established in 1970 as a recreational and social event rather than a race. Missoulians On Bicycles, the event organizer, provides food stops, baggage shuttle and overnight arrangements so that you can concentrate on enjoying the cycling. TOSRV West is modeled after the original TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) in Ohio. (www.tosrv.org)

On Saturday we'll ride up along the Blackfoot and Clearwater rivers to Seeley Lake for lunch and then on to Bigfork for dinner and overnight. On Sunday we'll ride alongside Flathead Lake and south along the Mission Mountains to return to Missoula - the classic,scenic TOSRV West.

New for 2015: A bus shuttle will run from Bigfork to Missoula on Saturday, May 30. The bus will leave Bigfork at 7:30PM and arrive at the University of Montana campus at approximately 10:00PM. The bus shuttle provides a one-day ride option for those with time constraints or competing obligations and will haul bikes and luggage as well. In addition to transporting those with reservations, seats may be available for riders with mechanical/physical challenges on Saturday evening on a first-come, first served basis. The shuttle will run only if we have a minimum of 10 riders signed up in advance. Cost for the shuttle is $25.00, payable in advance on your TOSRV registration form.

TOSRV West is also an annual fundraiser for our club, a non-profit group established to promote bicycling in western Montana. In the past we have made donations to: Adventure Cycling Association, Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation, Friends to Youth, Missoula Bike/Ped Office, Watson Children's Center, Camp Mak-A-Dream, Hellgate Radio Club, Potomac 4-H Club, Seeley Lake Senior Citizens Center, Bigfork Elementary School, Potomac Community Center, Arlee Fire Department, Ronan Boy Scouts, Condon Community Center, and Arlee Girl Scouts.

We hope you enjoy this Montana Classic as much as we enjoy sponsoring it. View more history on the event.

Tour Director Tim Marchant bike@tosrvwest.org.

Ride details  & registration

 

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2015 Sponsors:

Abby Carpet

Campus Quick Copy

Le Petit Outre

Odwalla

Break Espresso

Montana BMW Club